- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 19:27
- Written by SARAH COMBER
Global contest challenges 20 international universities
The potential health risks and global warming scares associated with natural gas pollution are enough to get the global community pressing for further awareness concerning alternate energy sources.
Students Work for Green Future
In Alberta, a group of about 20 Calgary students from Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary and SAIT Polytechnic are working together to solve the real-world problem of replacing natural gas with green energy.
- Published on Monday, 08 April 2013 12:23
- Written by RACHEL KANE
Filmmaker Rob Stewart says society must change soon to save planet and humanity
Canadian conservationist-turned-filmmaker, Rob Stewart, is on a mission to save humanity.
For the past four years, Stewart, has travelled to 15 countries around the world while filming his new movie, Revolution. In this documentary style film he draws attention to the many environmental problems facing our society—including species loss, environmental degradation and ocean acidification—and explains what we must do if we want to save life on earth.
- Published on Thursday, 04 April 2013 13:42
- Written by KATHERINE CAMARTA
Special design to address stormwater runoff issues
While newer areas of Calgary are equipped to contain and improve the quality of stormwater, many older neighbourhoods simply don't have the space to host large wet ponds and constructed wetlands.
In an effort to retrofit older inner-city neighbourhoods, the City of Calgary is piloting a rain garden program to improve stormwater quality as part of its Stormwater Management Strategy.
How a rain garden works
- Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:27
- Written by KARRY TAYLOR
Ecologist and economist on national speaking tour
They initially seem like an odd couple.
Environmentalist David Suzuki, who has been publically critical of economists, is currently on a cross-country speaking tour with Jeff Rubin, the former chief economist of CIBC World Markets.
In 2012, Rubin published his book, The End of Growth: But Is That All Bad? He argues that rising oil prices will bring the growth of Canadian and other western economies to a halt. According to Rubin, as prices become too high for people to burn non-renewable fossil fuels such as oil, carbon emissions will drop — slowing the pace of climate change.